My journey back to Venezuela

Journalism professor, Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando, returned to his Venezuelan homeland after many years to find chaos, violence, food shortages and a deeply divided public that can barely afford to support itself.

Venezuela risks sliding into dictatorship

A highly dubious election result. Months of bloody protests in which 120 people were killed. Opposition leaders taken from their homes in the middle of the night by secret police. A bomb explosion in the nation’s capital.  Venezuela is fast sliding out of democracy into dictatorship.